The contribution of historic building conservation in addressing Cheshire's regional housing target

Gimson, Loveday (2007) The contribution of historic building conservation in addressing Cheshire's regional housing target. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The population is naturally growing in the UK which constantly affects the level of households needed. Recently changes in lifestyle such as decreasing household sizes have started to contribute directly upon housing demand. The government regards housing highly on their lost of priorities and have initiated policies that seek to raise the level of Brownfield housing developments nationally to a 60% target of all new house building. This should limit the spread of urbanisation and subsequently protect what is left of rural England. National targets are reassessed at a regional level by Local Planning Authorities, taking into account the specific demands on housing in each area and setting targets that reflect the needs of their community. Cheshire has reached its target for housing supply up until 2011, but must continue to identify sufficient land to meet local housing needs for the future. There are a higher proportion of listed buildings within Cheshire than other counties, many of which are now vacant and have fallen into a state of disrepair. Converting and redeveloping them into housing developments would enhance and regenerate the look of the area whilst benefiting the community by providing more housing. Within this report, research studies were undertaken to examine the feasibility of restoring Cheshire's listed buildings as a contribution towards meeting future housing needs. The results show the benefits and constraints in terms of the Council, the Public and the Developers. Research has shown there is significant encouragement for redevelopment from Local Planning Authorities within Cheshire, the area is affluent in heritage sights of which a significant amount have now been redeveloped to housing developments.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14

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